Finally, be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. – (Ephesians 6:10, NIV)
To end my letter I tell you, be strong in the Lord an His great power. – (Ephesians 6:10, ERV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. – (Ephesians 6:10, VOICE)
Today is a good day to be reminded that my strength comes from God. I am tired and have a busy day ahead. As we near ever closer to spring break, holding my student’s attention during class becomes more difficult and requires more energy than usual. This morning, I am being observed, and though I have a wonderful and kind principal, I still get nervous about the process. Days like this are God’s reminder to trust in Him, as He is always faithful to meet me as I seek Him. This morning, I am trusting in Him to be my strength, provide clarity of thought as I plan, and energy to engage my kiddos in a way that helps them grasp the content. God is faithful, and this morning I trust Him anew to be my strength.
The Lord is my strength,
On Him I depend;
No matter what comes,
His strength He extends.
Whatever the need,
God already knows;
With love, He’s for us,
As kindness He shows.
Let’s rise up in faith,
His strength and supply;
All that is needed,
In love God provides.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being our strength. Thank You that You know our need and are faithful to provide as we abide in You. Forgive us for our lack of fortitude when we are weary. Teach us to trust in You to be our strength, for You are faithful always. Lead us in Your love to care for people as You do. Show us Your heart, especially for those who are struggling. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we thank You for the strength You supply to help us navigate each new day. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. – Psalm 18:32